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Pubs Food&Drinks

Local pubs and hip bars, our students know the best places for a night out.

Local pubs and hip bars, our students know the best places for a night out. VIEW ALL

Cafe West
“You can find me at West almost every Monday or Tuesday, because then all bottled specialty beer is only €4. If you don't, you're a thief of your wallet anyway. As someone with eternal choice stress, I am also a real fan of the half dishes. The more food the better”

  • By Maya

“There are many places to go out in Utrecht, but Jansbar is and remains my favorite. I like to come here with friends to dance.”

  • By Rina

“Everything is just fine and the vibe is nice. Lunch, food, drinks, snacks, everything is nice. Ideal place to sit down between lectures”

  • By Maya
Live Music

Cafe Orloff
“I used to have dance lessons at the Dom as a girl, then I went to Orloff for a sandwich with my father. That's really kind of core memory for me. So now I still come here often! The sandwiches with croquettes, humus and tuna salad are recommended. And of course the toasties”

  • By Maya

Het gegeven paard
“Before concerts it is nice to have a bite to eat or to have a quiet drink, highly recommended!”

  • By Dione

Kafé België
“Can't choose from the large amount of beers on the menu? Be sure to ask for a recommendation from the staff behind the bar!”

  • By Mik

Cafe de Beuntjes
“They are making pretty nice craft beer by their own. I would highly recommend that! Also the location is close by the University Library City Centre and it is generally cosy place for hanging out!”

  • By Derin

Café restaurant Winkel van Sinkel
“This is one of those places that feel so vibrant and alive.”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Restaurant Rum Club
“Rumclub is known for its cocktails and their tapa like dishes, a bit pricey, however it is a very nice place to go once in a while”

  • By Kimberly + 1

Pool cafe Hart van Utrecht
“If you want some good nachos and pitchers of beers to share with your friends over a game of pool, this is the place to go. Plus, it’s a great way to prove to your friends how good you are at pool, especially if they did not believe you at first”

  • By Berne + 1

“When I go out, I can always be found in Chupitos with my friends first, many shots later we often decide to stay there all night and have a nice dance.”

  • By Berne

Bar Lebowski
“Its unique design, great music and lovely staff make it one of the coolest places in Utrecht. ”

  • By Studentlife Team + 1

Canal Oudegracht
“I love coming here with my friends sometimes, just to sit by the canal and enjoy the view.”

  • By Natalia + 1

Café Madame Jeanette
“I think that there is always a nice atmosphere here: the ideal place to have a chat with your fellow students in between courses.”

  • By Stephan

Anan Saigon Streetfood
“Anan offers delightful and tasty food, together with a friendly atmosphere to spend some quality time with friends.”

  • By Annaflavia + 1

Mick O'Connells
“Discover Irish charm in the city center of Utrecht. Grab some beers and watch football with your friends at Mick O'Connells!”

  • By Studentlife Team + 1

Karibu Café
“Karibu café is one of my favorite places for brunch in Utrecht. I would highly recommend the “eggs benny"”

  • By Kimberly + 1
Green Oasis

Coffeebar Jazzmans Minneartbuilding
“The cafe located in Minnaert building offers a beautiful view over the botanical gardens. In spring, it is great spot to rest in between your classes and enjoy the sun.”

  • By Studentlife Team

De Neude square
“Neude is the place that pops into your mind when someone asks to go for drinks. Among students, it has become a popular meeting point, while going out with friends.”

  • By Studentlife Team + 2
Many cafés

Feestcafé De Vrienden
“Maybe this is strange coming from a Med student, but life is more than studying. Sometimes your prefrontal cortex also deserves a night off. De Vrienden is perfect for that!”

  • By Jamal + 1
Bar dancing